HBO alerts Donald Trump for not using 'Game of Thrones' inspired memes
Washington : HBO has once again issued an alert to US President Donald Trump of refraining from using the Game of Thrones inspired themes for his 'political' memes.
On Thursday, Donald Trump had tweeted a GOT-inspired meme after US Attorney General Bill Barr reiterated that there was no collusion between the president’s 2016 election campaign and Russia.
In the meme that used GOT fonts, Trump is seen with his back to the camera, wearing his trademark black overcoat. The image read: "NO COLLUSION, NO OBSTRUCTION. For the haters and the radical left Democrats -- GAME OVER."
April 18, 2019
Responding to Donald Trump's tweet, the channel issued a statement saying, “Though we can understand the enthusiasm for Game of Thrones now that the final season has arrived, we still prefer our intellectual property not be used for political purposes,” as quoted by The Hollywood Reporter.
In the past also, the channel had asked the POTUS to not use their theme. Last November, the US President tweeted a photo with a slogan that resembled popular GOT catchphrase “Winter is Coming”.
“Sanctions are coming - November 5,” was written in text reminiscent of the Game of Thrones title font.
The network had appealed to Trump not to “misappropriate” the show’s slogan.